WNIU Public Radio App 4+

Northern Illinois University

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings
    • Free



WNIU Public Radio App:

The WNIU Public Radio App allows you to listen to WNIU, pause and rewind the live audio, and view the program schedule for all the Northern Public Radio streams at once! You can explore On Demand content, search for programs, bookmark a program for later, and wake up to WNIU with the alarm clock!

Live Streaming
• DVR-like controls (pause, rewind, and fast forward). You can pause the live stream to have a conversation and pick up right where you left off! Or rewind to catch a comment you just missed!
• Listen to live streams from WNIU even while traveling! Start the app and your favorite station starts playing – no clicks to start listening.
• Integrated program schedules for all the Northern Public Radio streams!
• One click stream switching – flip over to the program you noticed on another stream with a single click.
• Listen to WNIU in the background while browsing the web or catching up on your emails!

On Demand
• Access WNIU’s programs easily and quickly.
• DVR-like controls. Pause, rewind and fast forward your program with ease.
• When listening to programs, individual segments (when available) are listed so you can review and choose one or listen to the entire program.
• Easy to access past programs.
• The WNIU Public Radio App displays the web page associated with the program or program segment you are listening to On Demand so you can explore for more information.

Radio Bookmarks
• Save what you were listening to (Live or On Demand) so you can replay, follow-up, or share it later by simply clicking “Bookmark”.
• Compatible with the popular Radio Bookmark device (www.radiobookmark.com).

• The unique “Search Public Radio” feature finds stories or programs across hundreds of stations and web pages and makes it easy to play instantly.

Additional features
• Easily share stories and programs with family and friends via the “Share” button.
• A built in Sleep Timer and Alarm Clock allows you to go to sleep and wake up to your favorite station.

The WNIU Public Radio App is brought to you by the people at Northern Public Radio and Public Media Apps. We work to provide our valued listeners with great solutions to find what you want, when you want it, and where you want it.

Please support Northern Public Radio by becoming a member today!


What’s New

Version 4.4.69

- Performance enhancements and bug fixes
- Your feedback helps us make our app better for everyone. Please send us your suggestions via the "Help" section of the app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Kyaira Burnett ,

Great App!

I love this channel, it’s beautiful and has always helped me sleep. I haven’t had any issues so far. It’s like a regular old radio. I love that the commercials are still angelic and calming. Not ruining the atmosphere or mood that was set by the last song.

TheHerrmannator ,

WNIU Better than most

Despite its persistent opening "commercial" (which can only be muted manually, with well-timed use of the volume button), the WNIU app is bug-free (to the extent that WNIU's stream is available), easy to use, clear, and versatile. It provides complete access to the relevant areas of WNIU's site, social links, a "Messages" link, and an easy shortcut for calling the station. The "Now Playing" panel is confusing, because it is apparently unable to display special programs, such as "Sunday Morning Baroque." But, for regularly-scheduled programs, it's quite serviceable. The ever-present reminder to donate is a sign of the times for free apps… especially for Classical music.

DBob3 ,


I love the music however the app is buggy. It goes silent occasionally. When using Apple Play in my car that disconnects it and I have to fiddle with it to get it going again. When you are driving that is very bad. Once I had to delete the app and reinstall it because it froze. I would rate the music a 5 but the app a 1. I use it a lot but am very annoyed by the quality of the software.

App Privacy

The developer, Northern Illinois University, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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